May 18, 2013
Commentary for May 18, 2013:
And so begins Chapter 2! What? You didn't think Eon's World could go that long without a space battle, did you?
Here's a funny story about Chapter 2. Since I moved to Edinburgh two years ago, I've dedicated a lot of time to making various ships and space stations from Eon's World in Google SketchUp, knowing I would need them when I eventually resumed work on the comic. I made over 50 models, some of which I later re-did with improvements, and I made Castle Gemini as well. But I didn't make an improved version of the Arcturus class cruiser leading the flotilla here on page 2.01 until... well, until I was about to begin Chapter 2, so only a few weeks ago now... and I needed it for the opening act in this chapter! So, needless to say, it was a bit rushed, but I think I did a good job of it all the same.
As you can see, I've begun including the outlines on the models now. It's not perfect, but generally speaking, it works better, I've found, than leaving them off, since less of the detail on the models is lost this way. The next few pages were an interesting experience, with variable results, but I'm generally satisfied with how they turned out.
Finally, a note on chronology. Mars surrendered to Earth and Jupiter on July 21, 3240, only three days prior to when the current scene takes place, whereas Chapter 1 is set months later. This is, of course, a flashback to set up the chapter and, indeed, the entire story arc of the first season of Eon's World Vol. 2, and the story will jump back to the "present" soon enough.
Addendum for October 3, 2019:
In order to bring the format of the earlier chapters into line with Chapter 7 onwards, Iíve made an updated version of this page, which is larger, with clearer text. Hopefully, this will make the earlier chapters easier to read.
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